Mumbai: With its vibrant settings and new, eye-catching decor, the "Bigg Boss" mansion in its ninth edition is set to be an abode for 14 contestants for the next three months.
Situated in a very popular tourist destination, Lonavala, 82 kms away from Mumbai, the well-furnished house this year has a complaint box, drone (aerial camera), three mannequins in the garden area and a lounge at the roof top.
Set designer-filmmaker Omung Kumar, who has been the mastermind behind the house right from its inception, has incorporated dual decor items keeping the theme of "double trouble" intact.
"The idea was to have more vibrant house, slightly towards Mediterranean feel which is why we have used a splash of colours. Every room has its own character. We have given a lot of characteristics and spaces to the house.
"So, we think these places will add double to the entertainment and trouble quotient of the house as well," Deepak Dhar, Managing Director and CEO at Endemol India, told PTI.
"Bigg Boss Nau", being hosted by superstar Salman Khan, goes on air from today on Colors.
The contestants would be welcomed by a striking clean swimming pool, lush green lawns and series of mirrors as they enter the house. The living room has a vintage interior, which will see old suitcases and TV sets, in combination to vibrant colours like electric blue and pink.
"Every year we try to do very different but this time it is completely unique. A vibrant house is something which a lot of people may dislike. The house is too loud and when it starts getting to you, people will be on the edge and that's when a lot of content will start coming out. These are our ways of planting things," he said.
The confession room is grand and royal in velvet and the washroom areas are large in red and gold combination, giving a feel of Moulin Rouge with velvet furniture.
"There are only two surprise elements -- Salman and the other is house. House is an integral part."
Omung took four months to design the house, which was also the set for Chinese version of "Big Brother" and "Bigg Boss Bangla".
The house is also surrounded by grasshopper, butterflies and moths. "It's just the surrounding. It's like our house. There would be butterflies and moth entering to your house. So, similarly Bigg
Boss house also has the same feel."
This time the show would not be on air during the primetime but it will be telecast daily at 10:30 pm.
Asked if there will be more adult content, Deepak said, "Of course not... We already have two shows running at that time and they are doing good. Moreover, I was getting a lot of feedback from my viewers, who feel that they sometimes don't even reach by 9 pm to home."
"Bigg Boss Nau" will once again revolve around a group of celebrities holed up in a house without TV, mobiles, Internet, and clocks for three months with multiple cameras watching their every move.